Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice
MULTI-PURPOSE HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY CENTER OPENS
Con Edison, FEMA and Social Services representatives
will be on hand to answer questions
At The County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains,
Starting Friday November 9, 2012
The recovery center will operate 8 AM to 8PM, 7 days a week until further notice. Parking fees at the County Center have been waived. The FEMA center will handle as one storm Hurricane Sandy and the nor’easter.
The center will be staffed with representatives from:
Con Edison, FEMA, the Small Business Administration, Social Services and the Department of Health.
The center will provide a place where people can get up-to-date information about their personal needs. In the case of Con Edison, representatives will be there to answer customer questions about power restoration to their homes and neighborhoods. FEMA will help people applying for disaster relief.
With Westchester being declared a disaster area by President Obama, residents are eligible to apply for disaster aid, along with local governments and nonprofit agencies. The first step is to register either by calling FEMA’s registration number 1-800-621-3362; or logging into www.disasterassistance.gov. For those with speech or hearing disabilities, use the TTY number at 800-462-7585.
FEMA strongly advises that people register in advance of visiting the disaster center. Residents can still apply for FEMA aid without coming to the County Center. The FEMA representatives will be there to help residents with the process. In addition to state and federal partners at the center, staff from the Department of Social Services and other county departments will be on hand to help residents. There will also be representatives from the Small Business Administration, who will explain low-interest loan packages available to individuals, nonprofits and businesses of any size. These loans are for the repair or replacement of real estate and/or personal property damaged by the storm. It is imperative that residents and businesses document their losses with photographs and
with receipts from repairs. In addition, those impacted must contact their insurance company to find out what – if anything – is covered.
FEMA advised that all persons applying for assistance at the center should be prepared to provide:
Social Security number (including your spouse’s if applicable);
Private insurance information, if available;
Address and zip code of the damaged property;
Directions to the damaged home or property;
Daytime telephone number, and